I’m an F-1 student on OPT. Several months ago, I was arrested for DUI, and my case has now been completed. I heard that DUI arrests can result in a revocation …

… of a nonimmigrant visa. I plan to travel home next month to visit my family. My visa stamp does not expire until next year. Can I use my visa to return to the U.S.?


An alcohol related arrest can result in a prudential revocation of one’s visa. Usually, but not always, the consulate that issued the visa contacts the individual via eMail to say that the visa has been revoked. Unfortunately, there is no good way to confirm that the visa has not been revoked when the consulate made no contact with the visa holder. It is suggested that you use one of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance locations to find out whether your visa is still valid before you land in the U.S. (19.May.2017)

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